plurale tantum

See also: Pluraletantum

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Latin plurale tantum (plural as such, plural only).

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌplʊɚ.ə.leɪ ˈtæn.təm/, /ˌplɝ.ə.leɪ -/
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NounEdit

plurale tantum (plural pluralia tantum or (nonstandard) pluralia tanta)

  1. (grammar) A noun (in any specific sense) that has no singular form, such as scissors (in most usage).
    Roger wasn’t sure whether “jeans” was a true plurale tantum, since the word “jean” exists and describes a type of cloth.

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LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /pluːˈraː.le ˈtan.tum/, [pɫ̪uːˈräːɫ̪ɛ ˈt̪än̪t̪ʊ̃ˑ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /pluˈra.le ˈtan.tum/, [pluˈräːlɛ ˈt̪än̪t̪um]

NounEdit

plūrāle tantum n (genitive plūrālis tantum); third declension

  1. plurale tantum

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun (neuter, “pure” i-stem) with an indeclinable portion.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative plūrāle tantum plūrālia tantum
Genitive plūrālis tantum plūrālium tantum
Dative plūrālī tantum plūrālibus tantum
Accusative plūrāle tantum plūrālia tantum
Ablative plūrālī tantum plūrālibus tantum
Vocative plūrāle tantum plūrālia tantum

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NounEdit

plurale tantum m (plural pluralia tanta)

  1. (grammar) plurale tantum (a noun without a singular form)